Sleeping under the stars is like nothing else – but it does come with risks. Forget snake bites, what about sunburn? Don't forget your camping first aid kit when organising your next trip. A great place to start is with our 2-person first aid kit. These packs are ideal for hikers, but can form the basis of a comprehensive camping first-aid kit.
The basics make up the bulk of your camping first aid kit
If you do get minor scratches, scrapes and bumps despite packing sturdy clothes, don’t leave them untreated. Clean and sterilise your wounds and injuries. Wipes and disinfectants can help treat surface cuts, while a saline solution can be good for soaking cuts or washing out eyes.
Ointments and wipes
Bandages are light but essential when camping or hiking
Disinfecting your wound is the first step. It is important that you cover it so that you don’t bump it and cause even more pain or expose it to flies or other causes of infection. When packing your camping first aid kit, include:
Adhesive bandages of all sizes
Cloth bandages to help support a sprain or similar
Gauze and a pair of scissors (for hard-to-dress wounds)